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10AM-4PM Monterey Bay Master Gardeners Smart Gardening Fair Hwy 1 and Rio Rd. Carmel Crossroads All about sustainable and water-wise gardening 831-763-8007 •
Good Old Days - Pages 12-13
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Sat, April 16
9:00 a.m. – 12 noon Dr. Barbara Mossberg, PG Poet-in-Residence presents OPENING LINES THAT MADE HISTORY A hands-on workshop with an extraordinary poet and teacher who will inspire you to “be bold in your beginnings.” Pacific Grove Library Cost $15 per person Contact Lisa Maddalena at 649-5760 or LMaddale@pacificgrove.lib.ca.us •
Wed., April 20
11 a.m. 19th annual “Kind and Gentle Easter Egg Hunt” in the library The Easter Egg Hunt is exclusively for children ages 6 and under, and children are encouraged to bring their Easter baskets. Info 648-5760. •
Sat., April 23
7:30 - 9:30 PM Mary McCaslin Classic American folk singer/ songwriter $12.00 cover The Works 667 Lighthouse Ave Pacific Grove www.theworkspg.com •
Sat., May 7
10-4 13th Annual May Faire Monterey Bay Charter School 1004 David Avenue
Certified Farmers Market 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Central and Grand Aves, Pacific Grove For Info: 831-384-6961 Free
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April 15-22, 2011
Pacific Grove Community News
Judge rules in favor of Canterbury Woods
Vol. III, Issue 30
How other teams see 10-0-0 Breakers
By Cameron Douglas On April 7, a Monterey County Superior Court judge overturned a hearing officer’s ruling and a cease-and-desist order by the City of Pacific Grove, allowing the Canterbury Woods retirement community to continue its use of off-campus housing at 612 and 664 Spazier, plus a duplex at 872 and 874 19th Street. Canterbury’s use of the properties to house people they have contracts with has been hotly contested by others in the neighborhood. A 2009 complaint filed by residents of Spazier Avenue stated that Canterbury Woods exceeded its boundaries by use of off-campus properties for some of its clients. The City served Canterbury with a notice of violation, along with the CDO. Canterbury contested both. The matter went before a hearing officer. Pacific Grove has a special Administrative Enforcement Panel to save the City time and money in such disputes. Cases are heard by a hearing officer from the board, who makes a ruling. In January of last year, Hearing Officer David Spradling ruled that Canterbury Woods had violated local zoning laws. It was the first time the new hearing process had been used. Had Wills upheld Spradling’s ruling, Canterbury could have been heavily fined. Canterbury Woods Executive Director Norma Brambilla told Cedar Street Times that Canterbury Woods/Episcopal Senior Communities owns the duplex on 19th and the two houses on Spazier. The organizations “see to the maintenance and upkeep” of those properties, she said. “The folks in the duplex and at 612 Spazier have the option to use services provided by Canterbury Woods,” Brambilla said. “They are not required to use any services at Canterbury Woods. They may cook meals, go out to lunch, volunteer, work, shop, travel, entertain, do their own gardening, laundry and housekeeping.” She added that residents could remain in those houses even if they later decline all services from Canterbury. The house at 664 Spazier was not named in the 2009 complaint, primarily because it was unoccupied at the time. “We left that property vacant for two years while
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Other Lacrosse teams can only see PG High School Breakers from behind. Breakers are 10-0-0 on the season as of April 15, 6-0-0 in league play. Photo by Peter Mounteer. More photos on page 10.
Drain of employees is not yet a flood
But the potential for a brain drain is there
By Marge Ann Jameson and Linnet Harlan Two reference librarians and a trained library assistant have resigned from the Pacific Grove Library in the last few weeks. All resigned to take jobs that offer benefits and more hours. Lisa Maddalena, Senior Librarian said, “The professionalism, creativity and dedication to the Pacific Grove Public Library of these three will be greatly missed. We’re especially sad to see two of our trained reference librarians leave the library since reference librarians are so important in helping people develop information literacy skills.” The resignations come shortly after the release of the Report of the Ad Hoc Finance Committee of the Friends of the Library. The report, written after several months’ study by Gary Bales (former Pacific Grove City Man-
ager), Hank Heilbron and Susan Steele, former head of the Library Advisory Board, recommends increasing funding for the library to hire additional part-time staff, extending the hours of some existing parttime employees and allowing the library to be open 34 hours a week. Part-time staffing seems to be the operative word in Pacific Grove where employees often work less than a certain number of hours so that benefits do not have to be paid. But employees seem to be getting restless about waiting for better terms. Since the beginning of the fiscal year in July 2010, 25 employees have left Pacific Grove’s ranks. Many, to be sure, were recreation department employees who left to return to school. “We expect that,” said Polly Fry, the City’s Human Resources officer. But there were some who gave as the reason for leaving that they’d found better
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pCANTERBURY From Page 1 we waited for a resolution to the dispute,” Brambilla explained. “We eventually rented that house to a couple who did not have the use of Canterbury Woods campus services included in their rental agreement.” Currently, the occupants at 664 do receive property maintenance, housekeeping and gardening services as part of their rental. Brambilla stated that Canterbury Woods has “no immediate plans” to purchase other property. At last week’s proceeding, Judge Wills directed the prevailing attorney, John Sanger, who represents ESC, to prepare a Statement of Decision. Pursuant to the California Rules of Court, a proposed Statement must be submitted to the court within 30 days, according to Assistant City Attorney Heidi Quinn. The City will then have the opportunity to file objections to the Statement. “We believe Judge Wills made the correct and well-reasoned decision,” Sanger remarked. “Canterbury Woods feels that it has had a good relationship with the City of Pacific Grove and this has simply been an unfortunate blemish.” Quinn stated the City Attorney’s office has not completed a cost analysis to pursue an appeal of Wills’ decision. Currently, there are approximately 9 other lawsuits pending against the City of Pacific Grove, but not all are active at this time.
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Serious crimes down thanks to key arrests By Chief Darius Engles
The Pacific Grove Police Department promised to keep the City Council and the citizens of Pacific Grove informed as to their stated goal, to “Restore the City of Pacific Grove to Be the Safest City in Monterey County.” Last year we had approximately a 10 percent reduction in Part 1 crime from our previous 10-year high in 2009. This year we are off to a good start. In the first quarter of this year we about 18 percent below last year’s rate for the same period. We still have a long way to go, but so far so good. The UCR (Uniform Crime Reporting) Program collects data about Part I offenses in order to measure the level and scope of crime occurring throughout the nation. The Part I offenses are: criminal homicide, forcible rape, robbery, THE CITY OF PACIFIC GROVE’S aggravated assault, burglary (breaking or entering), larceny-theft, motor veWEEKLY SUMMARY hicle theft, and arson. April 8, 2011 from state to state and thereThe elements of these crimes are “uniform” fore reported Part 1 offenses are often used to compare or gauge relative crime Police rates. We should keep in mind that Part 1 offenses do not capture all offenses. We promised we would the City Council informed as to our to, “Restore the City In Pacific Grove Part 1 keep offenses represents a small percentage ofgoal our total of Pacific Grove to Be the Safest City in Monterey County.” reported crime. For example, in 2010 we had 421 Part 1 offenses but we took Last year we had1,500 approximately a 10% reduction Partbe1 for crime previous ten-year approximately crime reports. Crime reportsincan an from actualour crime, high in 2009. This year we are off to a good start. In the first quarter of this year we about 18% suspected crime, or informational reports about potential crime. below last year’s rate for the same period. We still have a long way to go, but so far so good.
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Pacific Grove’s Rain Gauge Data reported by Guy Chaney
Week ending 04/13/11..................................... .06 Total for the season..................................... 21.33 To date last year (2010)............................... 19.57
Wettest year............................................................. 47.15 during rain year 7/1/97-6/30/98* Driest year.................................................................. 9.87 during rain year 7/1/75-6/30/76* High this past week...................................................... 60° Low this past week....................................................... 41° *Data from http://www.weather.nps.navy.mil/renard.wx/
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pBRAIN DRAIN From Page 1 jobs elsewhere – two from CDD and two police service technicians among them, as well as the librarians. And by “better jobs,” they meant, as in the case of reference librarian Pamela Jungerberg, that they’d found more stability, better benefits, and better prospects for the future. . .and took their institutional knowledge with them. Fry says that some new hires come on hoping to stick it out until the economy stabilizes and Pacific Grove can afford to pay benefits. And some find that they just can’t wait. “They hire on at part-time just to get a foot in the door, but the opportunities aren’t coming. They waited long enough, so they’re moving on,” said Fry. The City tries to hire at the first or second “step,” depending on the applicant’s qualifications and many who apply are over-qualified. “There’s a misconception about ‘steps,’ though,” Fry adds. “They’re not automatic raises. They are merit increases. Only the police department got raises,” she adds, though merit increases termed “steps” have happened. Part of the uncertainty centers around the initiative passed by Pacific Grove voters which would potentially limit the City’s contribution to employees’ retirement to 10 percent of the total contribution, leaving employees to pay the difference to the CalPERS system. That initiative is facing its first test as the Police Officers Association and Police Management Association filed suit and there has been no resolution as yet. Fry says that many employees are waiting to see the outcome of that suit, and are waiting to see if they’ll get cost-of-living increases. Their decisions about whether to stay or not or even perhaps retire are hinging on the outcome of the police union suit. Two police corporals left to go to work for the District Attorney’s office. There is now a statement on the application for police officers about the potential change in retirement benefits and/or how they’re paid for so that applicants won’t be surprised. Departments have been asked across the board to find ways to cut five percent from their budget in the next fiscal year. But the library is seeking an increase of $100,000 and has already been given a favorable response by the City Council, though not a guarantee. “These resignations are significant. The library is in a fragile state,” said Judy Archibald, President of the Friends of the Pacific Grove Library. They may not be the last resignations from the ranks of City employees. Linnet Harlan contributed to this story.
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Cop log There was a preponderance of found stuff this week, due probably to Good Old Days. Lost
Cell phone and debit card at the Shell station downtown. A wallet was lost at the laundromat on Lighthouse.
A credit card was found on Lighthouse Ave. It was kept in the police department lobby over the weekend. A debit card was also found on Lighthouse Ave and faced a similar fate. A watch was found on Pine Avenue and turned in at the station. A coin purse with $5.61 and a cell phone was found on Lobos Avenue. The owner’s friends were called from the cell phone and they promised to tell her where it was. A credit card was found on Lighthouse. The owner was located. Another credit card was found on Lighthouse and though the owner was located they weren’t contacted. A child’s jacket and cap and sunglasses were found on Lighthouse at Good Old Days. A belly dancer’s scarf was also found. But no belly dancer turned up to claim it yet. A handbag was found on 17th Street. A military ID was found on Highway 1.
A woman’s wallet was stolen from her purse which was in an unattended shopping cart on Forest Avenue.
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A driver collided with two parked cars on Presidio. It was discovered that his drivers license was suspended, so the car was towed. He was released with a citation to appear. Another driver trying to make a U-turn hit two parked cars on Laurel Avenue.
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Truancy to the fourth degree
Four juveniles were discovered in the woods off campus during school hours. A bottle of alcohol was found nearby, They all bailed but three were soon captured and cited for truancy and possession of tobacco. The fourth juvenile was identified and taken into custody. They were all suspended from school for running from the police.
Bad guys on campus
Two subjects were discovered on the high school campus who were not students. Their vehicle was searched and illegal drugs were discovered. They were cited at the scene for possession and the drugs were seized.
Toilets for customers only?
This is one reason why businesses have a tough time
A vacant commercial business on Ocean View Blvd. was broken into and $45,000 in damage was done to the interior.
Illegal parking? Next time just call the cops
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A woman parked her car at Patterson and Benito, apparently legally. Someone thought otherwise and left what her mother termed a pornographic picture and an offensive note on her car.
Another parking complaint
A victim found three of his four tires had been flattened though no punctures were found. It happened on Ocean View Blvd. If someone didn’t like how he parked, it would have been cheaper to share the naughty picture and note from the above incident.
He needs a real lover
At Lovers Point, a man was reported to be reading pornography and enjoying himself, but he was fully clothed when officers arrived though there was a lot of Kleenex in the car and cardboard had been placed over the windows.
Drawing a line
A property marking monument was moved in Presidio Blvd., part of an ongoing dispute.
Maybe just looking to keep dry
An unknown subject broke into a storage unit on Arkwright Court, but it seems nothing was taken.
A vehicle drove out of a pay parking lot without paying. The manager wanted it documented but didn’t want to press charges.
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High Hats & Parasols Dear Readers: Please bear in mind that historical articles such as “High Hats & Parasols” present our history — good and bad — in the language and terminology used at the time. The writings contained in “High Hats” are not our words. They are quoted from Pacific Grove/Monterey publications from 100 years in the past. Our journalistic predecessors held to the highest possible standards for their day, as do we at Cedar Street Times. Please also note that any items listed for sale in “High Hats” are “done deals,” and while we would all love to see those prices again, people also worked for a dollar a day back then. Thanks for your understanding.
The News … from 1911.
Jacks property sold to Seymour Montgomery
A deed was recorded this week transferring valuable business property on First Street from David Jacks Corporation to Mr. Seymour Montgomery. The property was described as being 69 running feet of frontage by 125 feet deep. The purchase price and details were not revealed. I Concerning the deal, Mr. Montgomery said: “Business property looks very attractive to me. With the Pacific Grove-Monterey-Salinas street railroad finally agreed upon to the satisfaction of everybody, who could be in a better position to profit than those prepared to act commercially.” II Dairy barn looted Vandals picked a dairy barn to loot this past weekend. Entry was gained by cutting a lock from the main door. Once inside, the burglars completely stripped a large, tenhorse power, Economy engine of its brass and copper fittings. The oil cups, governor, and other parts were also removed from the machine and taken, most likely for resale. The thieves also used heavy hammers to create damage around the barn that will cost more than $100 to repair. About 30 pounds of metal was also stolen. The burglary was committed Saturday night. The owner had visited his barn Saturday afternoon, finding everything in order, but when he returned Sunday morning things were amiss.
Telephones and telegrams joined
Users of telephones need no longer venture in person to the nearest Western Union Telegraph Company office to send or pick up wired messages. The telegraph company in cooperation with Pacific Telephone Company have developed a system by which the patrons of the two firms may send or receive a wire right at home … providing, of course, that the party is a subscriber to Pacific Telephone Company services. Toll charges for sent telegrams will be added to the customer’s telephone bill. Incoming messages are free. Users of the new system may rest assured that messages will receive the same consideration as messages presented at the Western Union Telegraph Company office. III
Jensen died by own hand
The coroner’s investigation into the passing of James P. Jensen of the Grove, who was declared dead upon the steps of the residence of his step-daughter, Mrs. Edward Kline, on the night of Monday, February 6, was concluded Monday night past. The jury found that Jensen had committed suicide while despondent. Jensen’s brothers of the BPOE confirmed his maudlin condition. The cause of death was detailed as ingestion of strychnine.
Mrs. Kline testified that when she responded to a knock at her front door, she found Jensen outside. The man, who was in an intoxicated condition, asked for Mrs. Jensen, his wife, who had been staying with Mrs. Kline. He was told that his wife did not wish to see him until he was sober. Jensen replied that would be too late as he would be dead in a few minutes. Twenty minutes later, Mrs. Kline again came to the door to see what was what. She found Jensen lying outside, moaning. An empty bottle of strychnine was beside the man. The physician who was summoned testified that upon arrival, he found Jensen partly unconscious but twitching in a fashion common to strychnine poisoning. The victim died soon after the physician’s arrival. The chemist who later analyzed the contents of Jensen’s stomach discovered six grains of strychnine, more than enough to cause death. IV
Notes from around the area… •
Library hours changed. Because of the money crunch, the public library will be open from 1:30 to 5:30 pm on week days and again from 7 to 8:30 pm evenings. Saturday hours are from 7 until 9 pm. Closed Sundays.
The nearly unbeatable boys from Pacific Grove’s high school basketball team are set to play the boys from Monterey this Saturday. The game will be played in the Pacific Grove high school gymnasium.
The Junior Loyal Temperance Legion gave a box-lunch social on Wednesday afternoon. There were 23 members present and 11 visitors. $2.40 was earned from the sale of lunch boxes.
Professor J. A. Metzler of the Pacific Grove public schools is prepared to offer a public lecture about our former Presidents Lincoln and Washington this Saturday evening. In a short sketch of each life, Metzler will point out many uncanny similarities. The presentation will take place at Work Hall beginning at 7:30. Presented by the Chautauqua committee. 10¢.
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Let the good times roll! The Monterey Theater is presenting a fine bill of vaudeville this week. A few moving-film shorts will be factored into the live show. 25¢ per orchestra seat. 15¢ for rear seating. 5¢ for standing section
The cost of living…
Author’s Notes I
Hirsute and balding, the rather rotund David Jacks suffered from a reputation of varied ilk. A Scots immigrant, Jacks had earned a profit of just over $4,000 dealing in armaments and parleyed that amount into an enormous fortune that included a few thousand acres of land gained (pilfered, some say) from the City of Monterey. Jacks also favored selling small parcels of land for a modest amount down, but then snatched the land back if payment was even ten minutes late. Montgomery’s purchase may have been safe, however, as it was made from a corporation; David Jacks had died two years earlier, in 1909. During his life, Jacks contributed land to found Pacific Grove and donated generously to several schools, particularly the University of the Pacific. The land for Monterey’s Jacks Peak Park came from David Jacks’ vast array of holdings.
II The Salinas-Monterey-Pacific Grove line was a narrow-gauge service intended to compete with Southern Pacific for passengers and small freight. III Many telephone users were not subscribers to the Pacific Telephone Company system because individual (independent) collectives were myriad in number. The hookup with Western Union was an attempt to contract an increased number of subscribers. IV Strychnine poisoning usually occurred after ingestion of baits designed for use against animals such as gophers, moles, and coyotes.
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Dog attack mars Good Old Days
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Two dogs got into a fight last Sunday at Jewell Park during the Good Old Days celebration. The incident happened around noon, and left the smaller dog badly hurt. Harry, a five year-old miniature dachshund, and his owner, Ilana Enns of Monterey, were strolling through the park where they met Heidi, a pit bull mix up for adoption at an SPCA off-site adoption area. Harry was on a leash and Heidi was in her “playpen,” a small, enclosed area. The two dogs seemed OK with each other. Harry and his owner continued walking. A short while later, Harry and his owner returned. Heidi was now also on a leash. Whatever triggered the ensuing fight happened too fast for witnesses to tell how it began. Two SPCA volunteers and an individual from another booth suffered bites on their fingers as they pried Heidi’s powerful jaws loose from the smaller dog. PGPD Officer Angelo Dimarco responded to the scene, and Animal Control Officer Liz Yeo followed up on his report. According to Yeo, Heidi had been tested for behavior beforehand at the shelter. Monterey County SPCA Executive Director Gary Tascornia confirmed that Heidi passed her temperament test “with flying colors” before the weekend. An SPCA volunteer drove Harry and his owner to a local veterinary hospital. They were referred to another vet hospital in Santa Cruz. But the staff there didn’t feel confident they could give Harry what he needed, so he was sent on to UC Davis. There, he underwent reconstructive jaw surgery and treatment. He is scheduled to be released this week and is expected to make a full recovery. The SPCA paid for all gasoline, hotel and surgery expenses. “We want to make Harry and his owner whole,” said Tiscornia. Because Heidi’s teeth broke human skin, she is under a mandatory 10-day quarantine. After that, Heidi will be euthanized. Tiscornia said his organization will not offer any animals for adoption that have shown they might pose a hazard to people or other animals. PGPD Commander John Miller reports this was the only unfortunate event at this year’s Good Old Days. Other than the usual lost wallets and purses, everything else went fine, Miller said.
Science Saturday at the Museum
Learn about basket weaving
Science Saturday, a drop-in program of hands-on activities and opportunities for scientific exploration and investigation, is held the last weekend of each month except May and December. this month, in conjunction with the annual Wildflower Show, the public is invited free of charge to: • Observe expert basket makers Linda Yamane and Larisse Baker • Make your own basket and weaving to take home • Study how birds weave nests
• Participate in the communal creation of a woven structure in the Native Plant Garden • Learn about the native plants used in making California Indian baskets Science Saturdays are supported by the Pebble Beach Company Foundation, Wells Fargo Foundation, and the Pacific Grove Rotary Club. The next event will be Saturday, April 30, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History, 165 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove.
Squeak up! William from Marina spoke to me about his older dog Cassie today. He told me that she was in a lot of pain. William and his wife have been giving Cassie pain medication, and they are concerned about her quality of life. Poor old Cassie is suffering from good old aging, and technology has allowed us to keep her pain free. The question is, how long is it OK to keep an old dog on pain medication, and are there alternative treatments for pain? According to www.vetinfo.com one of the things about dogs and pain is that they remember the pain, with neurological imprints that can last quite a long time. Because of this, if a dog has persistent pain, medication sometimes can’t cure it. If medication can cure it the most common prescribed are antiinflammatory drugs or narcotics. Neither one of these drugs is good to give to your pooch for an extended period of time. In this case, a holistic approach can come in handy. You can’t just tell a dog to suck it up and stop feeling pain, and if they are complaining, they probably need help. When I say need help, perhaps they just need physical help, or they could need assistance to get over a trauma which has left it hard for them to alleviate pain. Squeak, for instance, was somehow traumatized by a sidewalk utility cover. If she hears the clang of a loose cover on the sidewalk, she jumps and squeaks as though she is being hit. Despite the fact that she is safe, she still reacts to a past trauma with a reaction of pain. Imagine (if you will) that your dog has been in arthritic pain for two years and how that memory begins to solidify. Even in the event of a drug being introduced, and pain being alleviated, they might very well remember it, which can still create physical pain. Okay, so is this where the purple clad doggie psychic comes out to tell us what Fido is saying? Well, there is some evidence that antidepressants can help to curb chronic pain, and they certainly aren’t narcotics, which is promising. Also, acupuncture can help pets. Squeak has a hard enough time with her shots at the vet, and she wouldn’t sit still for acupuncture, but it is an option. Dog psychotherapy does exist, and can be done, but there are things that can be done from home that don’t require a doggie shrink. Operant and classical conditioning was first discovered on dogs and works very well on them. There is a lot to be said for forcing a dog out of his or her box, and making that place happy. Do you remember how you taught your dog to sit? You make them sit, and you reward them with a treat and a nice tone of voice. If your dog is experiencing chronic pain because of a neurological connection that was made, you can reward them when they make it up stairs, go on a long walk or even walk around without crying. This may help them associate healthy activity with good things like treats. Just remember not to overfeed your dog, which can contribute to them gaining weight, and weight can stress joints which can lead to more pain. Squeak was afraid of utility covers, until one day she was distracted by a dog in the street, and found herself square in the middle of one. Once she found it wasn’t so threatening, she understood that she had been being foolish fearing something as silly as a metal cover thingee. Case in point, distraction can help, and does often help. Old dogs need beach time too, even if they can’t go very far. Quality of life should be great until the very end, and your dog’s favorite distraction is often just what they need. Of course all of these things should be approved by your vet. Each dog is different, and when it comes to pain it can be your dog’s body telling them to slow down, or just a bad memory, but only their doctor can tell. Although pain killers, acupuncture and psychotherapy are good choices in many cases, sometimes all your baby needs in a lot of love and affection to cure what ails them.
Legal Notices FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 20110768 The following person is doing business as Dog-E-Stylin, 725 19th St., Pacific Grove, Monterey County, CA. 93950; Kimberly Butz, 725 19th St., Pacific Grove, CA. 93950. This statement was filed with the Clerk of Monterey County on April 04, 2011. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or name(s) listed above on 03/11/2011. Signed: Kimberly S. Butz This business is conducted by an individual. Publication dates: 04/15/11, 04/22/11, 04/29/11, 5/06/2011.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 20110817 The following person is doing business as Medusa’s Emporium, 1219 Forest Avenue Suite E, Pacific Grove, Monterey County, CA. 93950; Sheree Flisakowski, 232 Grand Ave, Pacific Grove, CA. 93950. This statement was filed with the Clerk of Monterey County on April 08, 2011. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or name(s) listed above on 4/8/11. Signed: Sheree Flisakowski. This business is conducted by an individual. Publication dates: 04/15/11, 04/22/11, 04/29/11, 5/06/2011.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 20110769 The following person is doing business as Mason Dixon & Co., 725 19th St., Pacific Grove, Monterey County, CA. 93950; John Ryan Sampson, 725 19th St., Pacific Grove, CA. 93950. This statement was filed with the Clerk of Monterey County on April 04, 2011. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or name(s) listed above on 03/11/2011. Signed: John Ryan Sampson. This business is conducted by an individual. Publication dates: 04/15/11, 04/22/11, 04/29/11, 5/06/2011.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 20110567 The following person is doing business as Veridian Exchange and American Environmental & Agricultural, 472 Junipero Ave., Pacific Grove, Monterey County, CA. 93950; Max David Perelman, 472 Junipero Ave., Pacific Grove, CA. 93950. This statement was filed with the Clerk of Monterey County on March 11, 2011. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or name(s) listed above on 01/01/2011. Signed: Max Perelman. This business is conducted by an individual. Publication dates: 03/25/11, 4/1/11, 4/08, 4/15/2011.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 20110770 The following persons are doing business as Express Mart, 836 N. Main St., Salinas, Monterey County, CA 93906; Evan Yousif, 3270 Del Monte Blvd. #10, Marina, CA 93933. This statement was filed with the Clerk of Monterey County on April 4, 2011. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on March, 2010. Signed: Evan Yousif. This business is conducted by an individual. Publication dates: 04/08, 04/15, 04/22/ 04/29/11
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 20110686 The following persons are doing business as Baseline Consulting, 13720 Monte Bello, Castroville, Monterey County, CA 95012 and Baseline Company, 13720 Monte Bello, Castroville, Monterey County, CA 95012; Michael Sutter, 13720 Monte Bello, Castroville, CA 95012. This statement was filed with the Clerk of Monterey County on March 24, 2011. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on n/a. Signed: Mike Sutter. This business is conducted by an individual. Publication dates: 04/08, 04/15, 04/22/ 04/29/11
To place legal advertising call 831-324-4742 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 20110726 The following person is doing business as Stitch Custom Uniforms, 1249 Fremont Blvd. Suite C, Seaside, Monterey County, CA. 93955; Michael Panlilio, 188 Pine Canyon Rd., Salinas, CA. 93955. This statement was filed with the Clerk of Monterey County on March 29, 2011. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or name(s) listed above on N/A. Signed: Michael Panlilio. This business is conducted by an individual. Publication dates: 04/08/11, 04/15/11, 04/22/11, 4/29/2011.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT CORRECTED FILE NUMBER File No. 2011527 The following person is doing business as Pro Service, Dolores & Fifth 3SE, Carmel, Monterey County, CA 93921; Armando T. Canales, 4088 Crest Rd., Pebble Beach, CA 93953. This statement was filed with the Clerk of Monterey County on March 7, 2011. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 01/11/07. Signed: Armando Canales. This business is conducted by an individual. Publication dates: 04/08, 4/15, 4/22, 4/29/11.
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Pancake breakfast Sat. April 16 benefits local teen travelers
This year six Pacific Grove Middle Schoolers have the exciting opportunity to go to Europe this summer. The trip will take the to London, Paris, Florence and Rome this June. The students are very excited to see with their own eyes the history that we have been learning about as well as experiencing the culture. As a fundraiser we are having a pancake Breakfast at the Youth Center on 16th Street this saturday from 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. The tickets are only $5 each and all of the proceeds go to the kids. Please help us in raising money for our trip. We will also be raffling a gift certificate for two with Monterey Bay Whale Watch. Please stop by for some syrupy goodness and help local teens in the process.
National Poetry Month: April Dr. Barbara Mossberg, PG Poet-in-Residence presents OPENING LINES THAT MADE HISTORY
A hands-on workshop with an extraordinary poet and teacher who will inspire you to “be bold in your beginnings.” Saturday, April 16, 2011, 9:00 a.m. – 12 noon Pacific Grove Library ~ 550 Central Avenue Cost $15 per person Contact Lisa Maddalena at 649-5760 or LMaddale@pacificgrove.lib.ca.us to make your reservations. Seating is limited
Forbidden Broadway running through May 1 at Golden Bough Theatre PacRep’s professional theatre season begins on the main stage of the Golden Bough Theatre with New York's longestrunning musical comedy revue, Gerard Alessandrini's legendary Forbidden Broadway. The fast-paced musical comedy revue has been labeled “the funniest show in New York” (New Yorker Magazine) and is a favorite of all Broadway lovers. Forbidden Broadway sharply spoofs show tunes, characters and plots of the most famous Broadway musicals. “And even if you've never been within 1,000 miles of Broadway, you'll still love this amazingly funny musical, which will have you rolling in the aisles,” said a spokesperson. Under the direction of PacRep Founder and Executive Director Stephen Moorer and guest choreographer Katie O'Bryon, Forbidden Broadway features regional favorites Reg Huston, Gracie Moore Poletti, D. Scott McQuiston and guest Equity artist, Lydia Lyons, as they spoof over 50 different characters from 18 Broadway musicals, including lampoons of Carol Channing, Harvey Fierstein, Liza Minnelli, Chita Rivera, Bebe Neuwirth, and John Travolta, among many others. Forbidden Broadway evening performances continue Thurs. through Sat. nights, at 7:30 p.m., through April 30, with Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m., April 17 – May 1. Performances are at the Golden Bough Theatre of the Golden Bough Playhouse, located on Monte Verde Street between 8th and 9th Avenues, Carmel-bythe-Sea.
SpringFest set for May 7 and 8
Pacific Repertory Theatre, the only professional theatre on the Monterey Peninsula, will hold its annual Monterey Bay SpringFest Arts and Crafts Faire on May 7 and 8 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The finest of artisans and crafters will be in Monterey Historic Parks Custom House Plaza displaying the best of juried handmade wares for all to see and buy. Admission is free to explore and delight over the works of juried artisans. All original works from paintings, jewelry, sculpture, and ceramics, with international foods, as well as entertaining music by crowd favorites The Troubudoors and Jim Fucello will be there to enjoy. Proceeds from SpringFest 2011 will benefit PacRep Theatre in Carmelby-the-Sea. For more information, call 831 622 0700 x106 or visit their website at www.pacrep.org.
Performances by PGHS Glee Club PGHS Dance Team PGHS Brass Ensemble PGHS Alumni Robert Marchand 2011 California Poetry Out Loud Champion Morgan Brown 2010 California Poetry Out Loud Champion Members of the PGHS Drama Program Members of the PGHS Orchestra and many more talented students of Pacific Grove High School Featuring former Poet-in-residence Garland Thompson Emceed by Larry Haggquist Friday, April 29 6:30-8:30 PM Pacific Grove Performing Arts Center at the Middle School
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Good Old Days Rotary parade 2011 Photos by Nate Phillips
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Katharine Hepburn makes it look easy in The African Queen
The current season of the Classic Film Series at the Lighthouse Cinema is in its last couple of weeks. This week’s film, The African Queen, is one of the most entertaining, and most enduringly watchable films of all time, starring the two most highly regarded actors of the golden age, Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn, in glorious Technicolor. Rose is a serious, straight-laced spinster forced by circumstance to embark of a dangerous river journey with Charles Allnut, rough, harsh and stinking of gin; the river tears them apart and brings them together. One great thing about watching these films of the big screen is being able to see – really see – every detail, and this week, I, for one, am going to pay close attention to Katharine Hepburn’s hair. If you have ever camped for a long period or gone backpacking, you know that the first thing that’s left behind is your vanity. Questions of survival in the face of insects, wild animals and poor facilities take precedence over normal levels of cleanliness and good grooming found at home. In fact, this is one of the pleasures of spending time in the wild – who cares what you look like? Only the birds and beasts are there to see you. Well, if you are a glamorous movie star filming a major motion picture on location in the rivers and jungles of the Congo and Uganda, you are aware at every turn that the whole world will see you in these less than stellar conditions unless you work very hard to keep up appearances in very adverse circumstances. And that is why Katharine Hepburn had the foresight to bring along her own fuel and supplies in order to live in the jungle of Africa for a couple of months and maintain the level of grooming required for a Hollywood star. On a typical movie set, hoards of people and acres of space are devoted to maintaining the comfort and beauty of the stars. Dressing rooms, air conditioned trailers, wardrobe, make-up and hair departments: actors are used to being dressed, fussed over and taken care of. In a mud-floored hut and a cramped smelly boat, Katharine Hepburn, with a skeletal crew of 2 or 3, had to fight for the right to bring along a single full length mirror, had to keep her fine straight hair from falling flat, and had to improvise ways to make her wardrobe withstand the heat, humidity and mud. It was hard work, and long hours. There were swarms of tse tse flies and biting ants, there was a deadly snake in the outhouse and deadly parasites in the water. The boat sank, the generator cable failed, the script needed work, and the director John Huston disappeared to hunt big game, but Miss Hepburn, like her character Rose, put her chin out, kept her focus and forged ahead. She stood up to Huston and the rest of the men who couldn’t see the importance
Going to the Movies of vanity on the set, and insisted on bringing the mirror to the location each day. Hepburn knew that hair, make up, and wardrobe would have to be done fast, and that a real full sized mirror was essential. It was too big to fit in the car, and so a back door had to be left ajar for the two and a half mile ride to the river, where the mirror was taken on a boat for the journey to the location upriver. After a few weeks the mirror broke, so the others thought that would put an end to it, but no, she continued to bring the mirror every day with its jagged end, but now it fit in the car. Everyone complained but of course everybody used the mirror, Bogey especially. Each evening after filming ended, Katharine Hepburn needed hot water to wash her hair. She had the foresight to bring pots, pans and propane-fueled burners just for this purpose. All the other fires in the camp were fueled by wood fires, which would make her hair smell of smoke. She instructed her local assistant how to keep rotating the pans of water to keep them all an acceptable temperature, until she arrived from the location to wash her hair. Afterward, she kept it in a towel during dinner but then put it up in curlers she made from rolled up newspaper. These she used throughout the day between scenes to keep her hair from going limp in the humidity. She put her hair up and then took it down again between each take. On the first day of shooting, Huston told her to keep the brim of her hat out of her face. The thing was flopping down in the damp heat and would ruin the shot. There was no wardrobe person or extra hat or anything to fix the problem. She thought
The Classic Film Series at the Lighthouse Cinema
April 14-15 April 21-22 April 28-29
Father of the Bride 1950 directed by Vincente Minelli, with Spencer Tracy and Elizabeth Taylor The African Queen 1951 directed by John Huston. With Humphrey Bogart and Katherine Hepburn The Thin Man 1934 directed by WS Van Dyke, with William Powell and Myrna Loy
Films are currently scheduled to show Thursdays and Fridays, at noon and 7:30. Check with the theater at 643-1333 or http://www.srentertainmentgrp.com/lighthouse4.asp to confirm show times.
of using rice water as a starch. She went to a local inhabitant, who was at home cooking rice over a fire, communicated in broken French and improvised sign language until the local understood what was wanted, paid for the rice, still in its cooking water, soaked the hat in the water, dried it in the sun and, voila, problem solved. She never again went on the set without rice water.
Hepburn’s stories, recounted in her book The Making of the African Queen: Or How I Went to Africa With Bogart, Bacall and Huston and Almost Lost My Mind, make you see that as much as the acting and the research and the technique, the skills of the actor have to do with things we normal people may think are a bit trivial, like hair, make up and wardrobe. If you are a movie star you must take these things very seriously indeed. The dedication to craft is the daily insistence on a mirror on the set, it is heating the water to wash the hair, and it is keeping the costumes fresh and clean. During the filming of The African Queen, John Huston gave Miss Hepburn what she says is the best piece of direction she’d ever been given. After discussing how serious Rose was, he suggested that Rose could have a forced, social smile, like Eleanor Roosevelt, to avoid having to appear to glum and serious. This affectation -- Rosie’s outward appearance, the face she showed the world -- clicked the character in place for Hepburn. Come along to the Lighthouse and see how Hepburn’s own dedication to outward appearance helped create one of the great roles in film history. See you there, Thursday and Friday at noon and 7:30.
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Sports Military Golf Tournament April 6, 2011
By Ben Alexander, PG Golf Links Teaching Professional As a PGA Golf Professional my life and career have led me to many wonderful things. I teach golf to many military personnel on the Monterey Peninsula as we have many stationed here. I too have served in the military and consider them my extended family, so I was trying to find a way to give back. I met with some people at the Presidio at Monterey and I came up with an idea to have a golf tournament at Poppy Hills Golf Course, where I teach in Pebble Beach. After meeting with our staff at Poppy Hills we collectively came up with a plan to conduct our first military tournament. On Wed. April 6, the dream came true. The Presidio of Monterey Golf tournament was a reality. I had the great pleasure to meet Col. Darcy Brewer and Herb Beckett during a lunch meeting in the Poppy Hills restaurant a few months before the tournament. After a long journey of preparation, the tournament was organized and ready for play. The day of the tournament was one of the special mornings we get in Pebble Beach where the sun was shining and the smell of competition was in the air. As the players began to arrive about 11:00 a.m., all had smiles on their faces. As the players checked in to the lobby, they were greeted by the American flag and chairs with the various service logos on them. The banquet table was adorned with red, white and blue linen. We had 122 players sign up for the tournament. Before the shotgun start at 1:00 p.m., I conducted a brief clinic on putting and chipping to warm the players up. As I concluded the players headed to their area where the golf carts were waiting and my colleague and Head PGA Professional at Poppy Hills, Justin Williams, spoke over the loud speaker where he reviewed the pre tournament rules. He then directed everyone to turn to the balcony, face the American flag, and the Stars Spangled Banner played. The players entered their golf carts and the tournament was under way. Later in the day when the tournament ended, the players arrived in the clubhouse, turned in their scorecards where they were welcomed with a reception and buffet of appetizers. As the Master of ceremonies, I welcomed all and the special military officials and players and proceeded to the awards presentation. Col. Brewer then spoke to the group and we concluded with a lot of smiling faces, especially mine... Golf Tip presented that day:
How to play in the wind
The last few weeks on the Monterey Peninsula we have had a lot of strong winds to contend with on the golf course. A basic swing thought when playing golf in the wind is to always keep the hands BELOW shoulder height on the back swing and below shoulder height on the follow thru. Play the ball slightly back in the stance and both of these ideas will keep the ball down in the wind to give you more control of the ball flight. The mistake a lot of amateur golfers make, they don’t take enough club. Here is an example...When I get to my golf ball I see I have 150 yards to the green. The wind is really blowing so I need to decide how much club I have to hit. We call this a one club wind, two club wind or a three club wind so if I have 150 yards to the green and I would normally hit a 7 iron from 150 yards but I have to club up and choose a 5 iron because the wind will always control the shot and as a player you have to hit more club to hit thru the wind...Here is where the guessing game begins. It’s a guess with how much club to take but you have to go with your best assessment and guess the best you can... Lastly my teacher always told me when playing golf in a strong wind, “When it’s breezy swing easy”... Have fun!
Breaker of the Week Maria Aiello
Ben Alexander, PGA Teaching Professional, has been at Poppy Hills Golf Course for 27 years. He recently accepted a teaching contract at Pacific Grove Golf Links as well.
Breaker of the Week Kristina Morris Sport: Softball Grade: Senior Kristina also plays Travel Softball
Sport: Softball Grade: Senior Maria also plays Volleyball and basketball
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PG Lacrosse: 10-0-0 this season They’re 6-0-0 in league play. In the parlance of the team members, they pwn the sport locally. With only five more games to go this year, is there any doubt? They whupped York 17-4 in this game. Photos by Peter Mounteer
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Now Showing Art Openings and Art Walk tonight in Pacific Grove
Pacific Grove Hometown Bulletin, located at 620 Lighthouse Avenue, will be joining the Wine, Art & Music Walk on Friday, April 15, from 6:00-9:00 p.m. in downtown Pacific Grove. Participating venues also include the Monterey Bay Educational Center and Gallery – 153 Fountain Avenue, Glenn Gobel Custom Frames – 562 Lighthouse Avenue, Strouse and Strouse Studio Gallery – 178 Grand Avenue, Sprout Boutique – 210 ½ Forest Avenue, Sun Studios - 208 Forest Avenue, Tessuti Zoo - 171 Forest Avenue, and Artisana Gallery – 309-A Forest Avenue. The Pacific Grove Art Center- will open from 7:00-9:00 p.m. as well. The event is complimentary and open to the public. Art Walk maps are available at any of the above locations or the Chamber. For more information, contact the Chamber at (831) 373-3304.
New exhibit opening at Pacific Grove Art Center April 15th - May 26th, 2011
Opening Reception Friday, April 15th, 7 - 9 p.m. “Out of Our Minds: Creativity From the Central Coast.”
The Central Coast Art Association’s 64th Semi-annual Juried Show. This longtime local art association seeks to promote interest in the arts in Monterey County through lectures, demonstrations and shows that educate and inspire. This show will be a range of art, from subtle watercolors to avant-garde abstracts and everything in between. For more information about the Central Coast Art Association, including how to become a member, contact email@example.com.
“Evocative Images,” Abstract Acrylics by Charles Pifer.
Retired physician Charles Pifer has come to his artistic talent after a lifelong interest in art and painting - but with little time to devote to creativity. Stepping away from his successful practice, he immersed himself in painting beginning with a study of plein air with Mark Farina. His playful abstractions are complex with creative desire and deep with life experience. He finds himself drawn to paint abstract art where he can “thoroughly enjoy whatever happens on the canvas.”
“Memory Palace,” Collage and Assemblage by Marianne Lettieri.
Marianne says, “ My mixed media constructions quietly protest a culture that rushes and clashes so much it often misses the enchantment of everyday life. I work with found objects and the insignificant castoffs of our fast-paced society to create art that is about grace, gratitude and introspection.” Marianne uses vintage objects – architectural elements, documents, furniture – to tell her visual stories. The phrase, ‘Memory Palace,’ comes from the ancient Roman practice of oratory, where imagined items were memorized as a mnemonic technique to help an orator recall the separate parts of his speech. Marianne Lettieri is currently working towards a MFA in spatial arts at San Jose University and is the founder of Arts of the Covenant, an organization for visual artists of faith in the San Francisco Bay Area. Peblo2 by Maria Poroy
Horsin’ Around at Redwing
Photos by Claire Metzler at Artisana Gallery This very special art exhibit will delight you! Many of the images show horses laughing, smiling and “Horsin’ Around.” The best part is you can help Redwings with every purchase: 50 percent of the artist’s proceeds will be donated to Redwings Horse Sanctuary. Come on out and show your support for ending cruelty to Equines. Admission is free and refreshments are complimentary. Other artists will be present as well for an evening of conversation and story telling. This is an evening not to be missed. Redwings Horse Sanctuary began in May 1991 as a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization in Carmel, with a mission to end the abuse, neglect, and slaughter of horses, ponies, donkeys, mules, and burros through rescue and foster care. The mission of Redwings Horse Sanctuary is to eliminate the causes of equine suffering through education and community outreach programs, rescue abused and neglected equines, and provide permanent sanctuary or selected foster homes for those equines. Primarily devoted to the well-being of its rescued equines, Redwings operates with a small and dedicated staff. Delilah, the Redwings Equine Care Provider, works with Registered Veterinary Technician, Michelle Beagle, to handle the animals’ daily medical needs, and calls in veterinarians and farriers as needed. For more info about Redwings please visit: www.redwingshorsesantuary.org
Monterey Peninsula College Theater Calendar
MPC Theatre Company presents Grease directed by Gary Bolen and Michael Jacobs, April 7 - 17 at the New Carmel High School Performing Arts Center, 3600 Ocean Avenue, Carmel, CA 93921. Tickets $10-$25 831-646-4213 or www.mpctheatre.com MPC Storybook Theatre presents Pixies, Kings and Magical Things, featuring The Emperor’s New Clothes and The Ugly Duckling, directed by Carey Crockett, 7:00 p.m. Fri., 3:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. Sat., and 3:00PM Sun., May 5- 22, in the Studio Theatre at Monterey Peninsula College, 980 Fremont Street, Monterey, CA 93940. Tickets $9-$15 831-646-4213 or www.mpctheatre.com MPC Theatre Company in association with The Forest Theatre Guild presents Once Upon a Mattress directed by Gary Bolen, June 30 - July 23 at the Outdoor Forest Theatre, Santa Rita and Mountain View, Carmel CA. Tickets $10-$25 831-646-4213 or www.mpctheatre.com
“Vistas and Valleys en plein air,” Oil paintings by Laura Williams.
Former “city kid” turned avid nature lover, Laura Williams explains her love for plein air. “…I find that being outside, observing the ever changing dance of light, is to be a true witness to the face of God.” Laura came upon this epiphany during an extended time of cross-country travel, living simply after the stress of a grueling art degree program. Laura’s passion with the magic of mountains, streams, oceans and trees shows in her serene paintings. She has won many awards for her work and holds an MFA from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.
Above: Laura Williams, “Big Clouds over Mt. Tam,” Oil Right: Marianne Lettieri, “Declaration,” Mixed Media
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These are the The usual great entertainment, outstanding parade, fun games and excellent food. . .with a pet fair, a firemen’s muster and readings at Chautaqua added. . and the weather cooperated!
Good Old Days
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City Council member Alan Cohen was chairman of the event. He expressed strong satisfaction with 2011 Good Old Days. “The weather cooperated and the entertainment throughout was top-notch,” Cohen said. “The overflowing crowd was in a festive mood, with dancing, eating and having overall fun. This had to be one of the best Good Old Days I can recall. I would like to thank the Chamber of Commerce and all the wonderful volunteers that make this event successful year after year.”
Photos these pages by Peter Mounteer
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RBF good choice for Pacific Grove Editor:
Letter sent to Mayor Garcia and Council Members, On behalf of all the residents of Pacific Grove, thank you for accepting RBF’s proposal. Their vision is truly in the best interest of all of us and our natural environment. For clarification’s sake, each of the four firms we interviewed provided estimated time lines. All four proposed a process that would take the rest of the 2011 calendar year. The three we did not recommend proposed only CEQA services. These firms’ proposed costs were no less (and one was significantly higher), overall, than RBF’s. The fact that we get an Urban Forest Management Plan, a revised tree ordinance, and a CEQA component is well worth our investment today and for the future citizenry of Pacific Grove. It better helps me put things in perspective if I “do the math.” The proposed project is $121,000. There are 15,500 residents of Pacific Grove. $121,000 divided by 15,500 equals approximately $7.75 per current resident. I personally think each of us, and the sustainability of our community, is worth every penny. I have no reservations about this being time and money well spent. Thank you for including citizens in this process, Georgia Booth Residents for Responsible Change Pacific Grove
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Contingent for Friends of the Library at Good Old Days was impressive
Editor: Congratulations and thanks to Moe Ammar, Rotary, hundreds of volunteers and the weather for another wonderful Good Old Days. Of all the enjoyable events, my personal favorite was the parade, especially the Friends of the Library contingent. The Robert Down contingent previewed library support, waiving “I [Heart] PG Library” signs. The Friends contingent was peppered with signs, including “If You Can Read This, Hug a Librarian.” Pink clad story hour tots, so tiny you wondered if they could cover the entire parade route, led the group, which included its own percussionists. One hundred walkers, moms and dads with strollers, gray haired marchers, and families--you name it, the Friends contingent had it. The reaction of the on-lookers was extraordinary—as the group marched down Pine, person after person joined the group. It was larger at the end of the parade than the beginning! On-lookers shouted “Go Library,” applauded or gestured “thumbs-up”. Kids were especially enthusiastic about the library. One young girl in a lime green sweat suit, jumped up and down, repeating, “Yea, Library, Yea Library.” Thanks to the marchers for making visible the broad based support for the Library in PG. Duane Edgington Pacific Grove
Gateway thanks sizeable donors
Central Presbyterian Church of Pacific Grove 325 Central Avenue, 831-375-7207 Chabad of Monterey 2707 David Avenue, Pacific Grove, 831-643-2770 Christian Church Disciples of Christ of Pacific Grove 442 Central Avenue, 831-372-0363 Church of Christ 176 Central Avenue, 831-375-3741 Community Baptist Church Monterey & Pine Avenues, 831-375-4311 First Baptist Church of Pacific Grove 246 Laurel Avenue, 831-373-0741
Editor: Gateway Center of Monterey County, Inc. would like to thank the following donors for their large financial contributions during the First Quarter of 2011. -Big Green Zucchini Real Estate -Dunspaugh-Dalton Foundation -Hula’s Island Grill -Leon & Patricia Heller -Mr. & Mrs. John Love -Rotary Club of Monterey Pacific -St. Angela Merici Church -Taylor Farms -The Landman Family -United Way of Monterey
First United Methodist Church of Pacific Grove 915 Sunset @ 17-Mile Dr., Pacific Grove - (831) 372-5875 Worship: Sundays @ 10:00 a.m.
Gateway is a private, not-for-profit community based organization which provides a wide range of services, including residential care, developmental training, and activity programs for adults ages 18 and over, with developmental disabilities.
Mayflower Presbyterian Church 141 14th Street, 831-373-4705
Anne Meyer-Cook Development Executive Gateway Center Pacific Grove
Additional hours is the Friends’ priority
Editor: The broad-based support for the Pacific Grove Public Library has never been more visible. Over a hundred marchers participated in the Good Old Days Parade. From preschoolers, to families, to seniors, the Friends of the Library contingent contained a wide variety of representatives from PG. Measure Q, which garnered nearly 62 percent of the vote in November’s election, would have ensured additional open hours for the library. This continues to be the group’s priority. I hope our council members are aware of this continuing strong support and will fund the library as the priority it is, in this year’s budget. Talma Taormina Pacific Grove
First Church of God 1023 David Avenue, 831-372-5005
Jehovah’s Witnesses of Pacific Grove 1100 Sunset Drive, 831-375-2138 Lighthouse Fellowship of Pacific Grove 804 Redwood Lane, 831-333-0636
Pacific Coast Church 522 Central Avenue, 831-372-1942 Peninsula Christian Center 520 Pine Avenue, 831-373-0431 Peninsula Baptist Church 1116 Funston Avenue, 831-647-1610 St. Angela Merici Catholic Church 146 8th Street, 831-655-4160 St. Mary’s-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church Central Avenue & 12th Street, 831-373-4441 Seventh-Day Adventist Church of the Monterey Peninsula 375 Lighthouse Avenue, 831-372-7818
April 15, 2011 • CEDAR STREET
Times• Page 15
Health & Well-Being
Relationships in the healing process There is an old story of a little girl who asked her mother as she prepared dinner, why she cut off the ends of the ham before placing it in the pan to bake. The mother thought for a while and responded with, “It makes it taste better – but ask grandma if you want to know more, I learned how to cook from her.” Immediately the little girl went into the living room where Grandma was sitting and asked, “Grandma, why do you cut off the ends of the ham before placing it in the pan to cook?” “Dear, that’s on old family tradition Grandma said; “one I learned from my mother, who learned it from her mother many many years ago. But if you really want to hear the best way to cook a ham you’ll have to ask your great grandmother Noni.” So the little girl went in to the bedroom where Noni was napping. She woke up the family matriarch and said “Noni, I was helping my mother in the kitchen as she cooked dinner. I watched her cut of the ends of the ham before she put it in the pan to cook and I asked her why she did it. She told me it made the ham taste better and, if I wanted to know more, I should ask my grandmother. So I went to Grandma and asked her the same question. She told me cutting off the ends of the ham before cooking it was a old family tradition, one that she learned from you - that you learned it from your mother when you were my age. She told me if I wanted to know more, I should ask you. So here I am, I am asking you Noni. ‘Why do we cut off the ends of our ham before we cook it?’” Noni smiled and said, “Honey, I don’t know why the rest of them do it. I did it because my pans were too small.” That’s what some of us do with ham, but have you considered how we may be cutting the ends off of love, finances, career, marriage, education, health – GOD? There is a Bible scripture that says, “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6 – KJV When it comes to the Bible verse, what comes to mind? Are you concerned with things like… Who was doing the training? How many people did the training? How did they know the “right” way to go? What methods were used to do the training, and Why would we be unwilling to depart from this way? Have you ever heard the saying “The apple doesn’t fall from the tree,” or “Like father like son?” I am a fa-
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Principle Living ther, I can attest to how hard it is to allow your child to discover and manage their path, rather than force them to grow on a path we manage. A decision made years ago by a person we never met can establish the footprint of our on-going reality. By association, we extract traits, values, and judgments, then going forward, project them as absolute truths. There are far too many people carrying perceptions of others as the basis for personal identity. Don’t quote me on this but I think mid-life crisis and teen-age rebellion may be the same thing, occurring at times based on either the passive or aggressive nature of our parents. If they were lenient, then rebellion - if not crisis. Some of us may not like what we received at home, school, or at a neighbor’s house, but just the same, that which we received is part of our training. For some of us it becomes a blessing, for others a curse. No matter the case, past becomes the persuader of our future as we project from a mind overflowing with the influence of others.
This does not have to be a bad thing, but then again who among us has done all they could, or all that they would like to do? Self, like life is an ever-changing experience, and why shouldn’t you experience all that you can? “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” I have yet to determine if this is a statement of fact, or if this is a warning. Here is a little food for thought…Keep your hope alive, don’t cut the ends off the ham unless you want to! Pray and meditate daily… It makes a difference www.PL4Life.com My newly released book “Principle Living” is available on-line at these locations Publisher/Xulon Press Listing: http://www. xulonpress.com/bookstore/bookdetail.php?BB_ ISBN=9781609578121 Amazon listing: http://www.amazon.com/s/ ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-
Upcoming Events at Pacific Grove Art center
May 6th, Friday, 8 p.m. Mike Beck and the Bohemian Saints.
May 21, Saturday, 8 p.m. Rollin’ and Tumblin’ Blues Review with John “Broadway” Tucker. Both fundraising concerts at the PG Art Center. Tickets are $10 at the door. All ages. Beer and wine will be served to those over 21.
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Times • April 15, 2011
The Green Page Pacific Grove’s “baby boom” Look but don’t touch as seals pup
By Thom Akeman One of the sweetest shows of spring has begun along the Pacific Grove shoreline as harbor seals gather to have their babies. Watch for the growing number of human fans who gather alongside Hopkins Marine Station and at the bottom of 5th Street to “oooh” and “aaah” at the cute little critters and their antics. PG has become the favorite pupping area for the harbor seals of the Monterey Peninsula. They started turning a beach on the west side of Hopkins into a maternity ward in 1997, then in 2006 spilled over to the small cove about a quarter-mile to the west. The number of births and the success of survival vary from year to year, depending mostly on ocean conditions and the food supply in Monterey Bay. The PG record was set in 2009 — 80 pups, 61 on the Hopkins beach, 19 on the tiny beach at the bottom of 5th Street. The births here are generally in April and May. A few pups have already been born at both locations, with more likely in the next several weeks. Harbor seals – despite misleading descriptions and erroneous pictures in some publications – are the spotted, torpedo-shaped animals seen draped over rocks along the coastline or sprawled out on the beach at Hopkins almost every day. The favorite rocks for the 700 seals in the local colony are on either side of Lovers Point, in Monterey’s Breakwater Cove, along Cannery Row and on the shoreline of Pebble Beach. The seals can also be seen swimming or floating in the water at times. Our seals are not the boisterous, noisy animals that bark, pull salmon off fishing lines, climb onto piers, ramps and walkways or irritate boaters and harbormasters. Those noisy critters are sea lions, which are much bigger, migratory animals that gather in Monterey – along the Coast Guard Pier and around Fisherman’s Wharf – during the fall, winter and spring months when they are in this area. Harbor seals are quiet and nocturnal. They swim through the ocean at night to hunt for food, then in daytime rest and sleep on rocks and beaches. The beach at Hopkins has become one of the most popular resting spots on the West Coast because it’s in a relatively calm cove and is protected by a permanent chain-link fence that keeps people away from the seals. That beach now has more seal births than any other on the Central Coast. Before stormy seas forced a shift in 1997, our harbor seals favored beaches at Cypress Point in Pebble Beach for delivering their pups. Now about two-thirds of the colony pups at Hopkins, while about a third still favors the Cypress Point beaches. In addition to the Monterey Peninsula colony in PG and Pebble Beach, a colony to the south delivers pups at Point Lobos and a colony to the north pups on the mudflats of Elkhorn Slough. Of those established rookeries, PG is really the only place to see the annual phenomenon. The Pebble Beach Co. erects a 6-foot tall fence around Cypress Point and Fanshell Beach each April and May to block access and protect the seals and their vulnerable pups. At Point Lobos, state park rangers close off China Point during the pupping season so people can’t interfere with the animals. And in Elkhorn Slough, nature helps protect the seal pups because the remote mudflats are difficult to reach. In PG, the pupping is right beside the popular Coastal Trail, just 10 to 20 feet beyond the permanent fence at Hopkins Marine Station and the temporary fencing Pacific Grove puts at the bottom of 5th Street each year. Signs urge people to be quiet and not disrupt the tenderness on the beaches. Seals can have their pups anywhere, but tend to go back to established birthing areas, which are called rookeries. When pups are born on isolated beaches, people with good intentions sometimes think they need help and intervene. That’s almost always a death sentence for the pups. Wildlife experts ask people who think seals need help to call the Marine Mammal Center in Moss Landing, 663-6298, and let their trained volunteers know where the potentially distressed pups are. When pups are born, moms stay with them for about four weeks to nurse them and teach them to swim. The moms are models of nurturing during that time, crawling across the beach to keep up with rambunctious pups, responding to cries of “maaa, maaa, maaa,” rubbing noses and leading them into the water for swimming lessons. After a swim, the pair return to the beach to nurse and nap, like other mammals. It’s a very reassuring process to watch. During the month of nursing, seal pups generally double their size -- from 20 pounds at birth to 40 pounds at weaning. Harbor seal milk is very rich, about 50 percent fat, compared to about 4 percent fat in human milk or cow milk. The young seals can live on that extra weight after mom leaves them on their own to learn to hunt and feed themselves. Harbor seals and their pups are protected by federal law, the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972. Before that law was passed, they had been hunted to near-extinction like other marine mammals. Now they are back and just marvelous to watch. But don’t touch.
Above: This seal pup was born Sunday, April 11 – the first for the year at 5th Street. Below, left and right are the same pup and mom, soon after birth. Photos by Anina Stouder.
Above left: From 2010; A harbor seal pup and its mother. Photo by Thom Akeman. Above, right: Moments after birth at 5th St. Photo by Anina Stouder. Below, last weekend what is probably a yearling, still hanging round with its mother, in the kelp at the beach near Hopkins. His size and the fact that it is holding up its head and looking at the camera means it is probably one of last year’s pups. Photo by Peter Mounteer.